Book pak BBC Audiobooks America/ Chivers 2001
CS ISBN 0754052281 $9.95 One cassettes
Sophie Ward's delightful reading brings to life these two short chapter books by British Children's Laureate Anne Fine. In JENNIFER'S DIARY, overimaginative Lolanthe decides she simply must have her classmate's diary. In THE WORST CHILD I EVER HAD, babysitter Mrs. Mackle shares a hair-raising story about her former charge, Susan Solly. Ward's reading is exuberant but never over-the-top as it urges the young listener to laugh out loud. Briticisms such as "knickers" and "frock" are delivered in context and won't trip up young listeners. Wonderful from beginning to end. A.F. (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/MAY 03]
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